Gryphon women hold off Windsor for fourth straight win
WINDSOR – The Guelph Gryphons claimed their fourth consecutive win as they held off the Windsor Lancers for a 72-65 win in OUA women’s basketball play Sunday at Windsor’s Toldo Lancer Centre.
Guelph led by 12 points heading into the final minute of the game, but the hosts hit a three-pointer, a layup and four free throws in the final minute before the Gryphs added a free throw in the final play of the game to complete the scoring.
The Gryphs led 21-10 at the end of the first quarter, 35-23 at halftime and 55-41 after the third quarter.
Julia Colavecchia led the Gryphs with 18 points while Lucy Tesseyman came off the bench to net 15. Hannah Bourdon had 11 and Trinity Papamandjaris collected nine.
Tesseyman had eight rebounds while Bourdon and Papamandjaris each had seven. Colavacchia had two blocks and three steals and Papamandjaris had four steals. Colavecchia and Tesseyman each had four assists.
Reine Ndome and Vanessa Budimunda each had 14 points for Windsor while Leah Tate had 10. Ndome had 11 rebounds and four assists while Maggie Denys had three steals. The Lancers had no blocks.
The Gryphs hit 36 percent of their field goal shots, 24 percent of their three-point attempts and 78 percent of their free throws. They also had 42 rebounds, 14 assists, 18 turnovers, 24 points off turnovers, 26 points from their bench, four blocks and 12 steals.
Windsor shot 23 percent on field goals, 25 percent on three-pointers, 68 percent on free throws and had 49 rebounds, six assists, 21 turnovers, 14 points off turnovers, 31 points from their bench, no blocks and 11 steals.
The Gryphs lead the OUA West at 13-5 while the Waterloo Warriors are at 12-6, Western Mustangs are at 10-9, Windsor and Laurier Golden Hawks are both at 9-9 and Algoma Thunderbirds are at 3-15.
The game was the second of three consecutive road games for the Gryphs. They have four games left on their regular-season schedule including one at home, Saturday against Western in their Senior Night Game at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre. Game time is 6 p.m.
Next game for the Gryphs is Wednesday at 6 p.m. when they’re to play the York Lions (tied for fifth in the OUA Central at 4-14) at York’s Tait McKenzie Centre.
- Guelph Sports Journal